So I am back from my two weeks vacation I take every year or so in Italy and every time I return something new about this beautiful and controversial country stands out to me. This time, beside the inevitable fashion statement you see all the time I noticed something I knew existed but I hoped it wouldn’t still be there nowadays: the closet!
Yes, to have the amount of clothes you need to fit in or stand out in Italy, you need a big closet but the thing is that you need to save room for your sexuality too. Not only Italian men get married to hide it but if they don’t tie the knot, at any age they still live with their parents. Of course there are advantages in doing so like: free meals and cooking, free laundry service complete of ironing, etc., but the downside is that there is no privacy and by this I mean nobody hosts nobody unless you want grandma to know your bedroom business. So sexual encounters are still set in cars or borrowed spaces. Needless mentioning the risk of being caught by the authorities while your window are steaming, but a certain fear can be exciting for someone, even a turn on, what I am talking about is the uncomfortable space a car is for that kind of activity. First you have an extra stick (shift) in the way, then you have the size of those Italian mobiles which is to take into serious consideration when in the middle of a pleasurable moment some body parts hit the horn. I recommend not taking off your clothes completely. Many year ago I made that mistake and when the police came, (if you choose to park where cars usually gather for sex the police always comes, I think they only want to take a pick at some tits), I had to roll down the window (yes manually) and show my identification butt naked. If you know me you wouldn’t be surprise I actually didn’t panic at all, to the contrary I stared at the officer to make him embarrassed he was there doing such thing instead of fighting crime somewhere else.
At this point you could say why don’t get a room? Simple to say! In Italy when you book a room all the occupants have to register with the front desk and in a case of same-sex encounter it complicates things. So back to nature! At least the air is fresh!